Emory Comp Lit Ph.D. Student, Librarian of Babel

The cover of the book Tar for Mortar: The Library of Babel and the Dream of Totality by Jonathan Basile. It consists of a beehive pattern of interlocking hexagons, the floor plan of the Library of Babel.

"Basile […] has written a brilliant book about Borges — that would be enough of a great thing for me — which also has important things to say about intellectual ambition, irony, language, and the things that the Digital Humanities can and cannot reveal." - Steve Mentz

Misreading Generalised Writing: From Foucault to Speculative Realism and New Materialism

Oxford Literary Review, 40(1), July 2018


Tar for Mortar: “The Library of Babel” and the Dream of Totality

punctum books [Open Access!], March 2018


My academic writing is forthcoming in Derrida Today and Postmodern Culture. Check back soon for more!

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E-mail

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Curriculum Vitae


Necrophage

minor literature[s], 8.24.2016


Sacral

Litro, 1.24.2016


You Don't Know Jacques: Speculative Realism, New Materialism, and the Denial of Deconstruction

A summary of Misreading Generalised Writing

Edinburgh University Press Blog, 6.15.2018


Striking Resemblances

UIUC graduate workers’ action is part of a nationwide movement

Public Books, 4.5.2018


Excerpt from Tar for Mortar

Blog of the APA, 3.19.2018


Review: Stolen Oranges by Max Yeh

minor literature[s], 3.2.2018


Borges and Philosophy

Blog of the APA, 2.21.2018


Publish It Yourself: The End of Alienated Labor in the Academic Publishing Industry

Berfrois, 11.7.2016


Derrida’s Seminars: Writing Before Writing Before the Letter

3:AM Magazine, 9.12.2016


Who’s Afraid of AAARG?

Academic publishing and the uncertain future of the humanities.
Guernica, 8.25.2016 | 中文, 微批 Paratext, 10.4.2016


Putting Borges’ Infinite Library on the Internet

Electric Lit, 6.21.2016,
Note: The editor chose the title, thus the erroneous "infinite"


On Exactitude in Maps

On Borges and Franco Moretti
Territory, 5.4.2016


(Re)Creating Borges’ Library of Babel

kadar koli 10: Off the Books, 1.23.2016


Construir La Biblioteca de Babel. Entrevista con Jonathan Basile

Nexos, 8.23.2015
Published in Perfil, 8.16.2015, Print only


The Library of Babel as Seen from Within

The Paris Review Daily, 7.23.2015


Brooklyn Author Recreates Borges’ Library of Babel

Flavorwire, 4.23.2015
Note: I was living in DC at the time.


Borges’ ‘Library of Babel’ comes to virtual life

Los Angeles Times, 4.29.2015


Jorge Luis Borges’ “Library of Babel” Is Now a Real Website. Borges Would Be Alarmed.

Slate (browbeat), 4.30.2015


Virtual Library of Babel Makes Borges’s Infinite Store of Books a Reality - Almost

The Guardian, 5.4.2015


Jorge Luis Borges fan brings his infinite library to life online

The Independent, 5.4.2015


La “biblioteca totale” di Borges realizzata al pc

La Stampa, 5.22.2015


Jorge Luis Borges’s infinite ‘Library of Babel’ has been digitized

Quartz, 7.7.2015


El bibliotecario de Babel: la ficción de Borges hecha realidad virtual

La Nacion, 7.23.2015


This Digital Library Contains Every Phrase That Could Ever Be Uttered

Smithsonian Magazine, October 2015


How Do You Design a UX for Infinity?

Co.Design, 12.18.2015


Il a créé la bibliothèque infinie

Paris Match, 7.3.2016


libraryofbabel.info

Universal Library Modeled after Borges’s


Babel Image Archives

Universal Image Archives


Permuda Triangle

Permuting Twitter Bot


libraryofbabel.info External Resource Locator

Browser Extension: Chrome | Firefox | Safari


Messages For the Future

VSauce Explains the Algorithm


El universo, que otros llaman la biblioteca...

TEDx USagradoCorazón, 10.16.2015


Uninventional

Recess Art, 11.9.2015


Unpublished di Giovanni Translations (design by Dan Visel)

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